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FEE FREE TRAINING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN OOHC
Children and young people aged 15 – 17 in out-of-home care (OOHC) and young people aged 18 – 30 who have previously been in OOHC are now eligible for Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships.
The scholarships will be in place for four years and people who meet the Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship eligibility criteria will be able to choose from more than 580 qualifications from Certificate I to Advanced Diplomas, including apprenticeships and traineeships. Read more below in the fact sheet provided.
eSAFETY FOR PARENTS
Grappling with the day to day workings of your child’s online world? Not sure what the basics are, how to use parental controls or how hashtags work?
Our experts give you the rundown on everything you need to know.
#learnthebasics #knowyourstuff #keepingupwiththekids
SAFE HOME FOR LIFE
The NSW Government has introduced new legislation as part of the Safe Home for Life reform package to strengthen our child protection system so that every child in NSW has a ‘Safe Home for Life‘.
- A Safe Home for Life (PDF 5.7mb) report on the outcomes of the public consultation on the child protection legislative reforms discussion paper 2012.
- Discussion paper November 2012 (PDF 705kb)
Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Making media and communications work well for all Australians. Visit the ACMA website for information on communications and media.
- Welcome to the new ACMA website (youtube video)
- Citizen zone on ACMA website (youtube video)
Designed to support and encourage participation in the digital economy by providing information and education which empowers children to be safe online.
- Visit the CyberSmart website for more information.
- Playing and Staying Safe Online (Australia) youtube video
TEENAGE EDUCATION PAYMENTS
50 FACES OF SUCCESS
When did you last hear an inspiring story about kids brought up in care?
There any many inspiring stories in the community about these people – people who were “foster kids”, “adopted kids” or who were brought up “in care”. And the people who chose to care.
But where do you find these stories?
Enter 50 Faces of Success.
50 Faces of Success will chronicle these people – these people and those that were a catalyst in their lives – from the point of view of those that know. Those people that were those kids.
It will tell those positive stories from 50 people who share their personal journeys about foster/adoptive guardians/parents who cared enough. Guardians and parents who set these children on a new direction in life. People who helped them realise they did have choices, they did have options, and despite their history, could move forward and make the most of life and what it had to offer.
50 stories that could potentially change kids currently in the care systems lives and their outlook for the future.
50 stories that could help change perceptions.
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org